Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan

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Presenter: Venki Ramakrishnan

Published: November 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: ribosome

Type: Interviews

Source/institution: Nature Video


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Venki Ramakrishnan was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for ‘studies of the structure and function of the ribosome’, the cell’s protein-making factory. In this interview, he talks about his surprise at winning the prize, and what it meant to see the atomic-level structure of the ribosome for the first time.